Friday, September 29, 2017

Lyft’s diversity efforts are not going unnoticed - TECH CRUNCH

by Megan Rose Dickey 
Originally published: September 27, 2017

Before Tariq Meyers became head of inclusion and diversity at Lyft last September, the ride-hailing company had yet to release a diversity report — something many major tech companies have been producing for years. In June, Lyft finally released a diversity report, which showed numbers that were comparable to those of companies like Uber, Facebook, Google and so on.

Fast forward to now and the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, is recognizing Lyft with its Corporate Equality Award.

Between Meyers’ appointment to head of D&I and now, Lyft has held unconscious bias trainings, launched campaigns to donate to non-profit organizations (including the HRC) and implemented a Gender Inclusion and Affirmation Policy that specifically ensures an inclusive environment for transgender people.